Radar Uniden R1 vs some K band speed sign here

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I had completely forgotten this sign while I was driving by there at that time. It startled me a little and I had been expecting to see LP until saw this and laughed at me in my mind. Low powered I think. Hilarious.

 

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I had completely forgotten this sign while I was driving by there at that time. It startled me a little and I had been expecting to see LP until saw this and laughed at me in my mind. Low powered I think. Hilarious.

Isn't this at Biala? I encountered this sign twice in the summer, when I was coming back from Gabrovo and Sofia on my vacation trips there...
 
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You got it. I just had forgotten it. But it is there to frighten forgetful people like me. :)
For sure. I know that LEOs often hide at the lowest part of that downhill, just before the roundabout, as the PSL is artificially low there (50km/h?). But regardless, during my trips this year, most of the traffic would go 80-90km/h down that hill, like they don't care if there is a speed trap ahead. What is the over-the-limit tolerance there, do you know?
 
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Something like 20 km/h but may be 10 km/h sometimes. To tell you the truth there obviously had been another big crash down at the roundabout at the time I got there. The fence was smashed... again. It is dangerous there, indeed. Another disputing topic is the long distance this 50 kmph speed limit is put on.
 

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Yes, I get the safety aspect, but the distance of the low speed limit is indeed way too long. Much better is it is a gradual 90 - 80 - 70 - 50, or something similar...
 

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You've got K band set to alert tone 3? That would confuse the heck out of me.

Also, that looks like a prime speed trap area with the low speed limit and the downhill grade.
 

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You've got K band set to alert tone 3? That would confuse the heck out of me.

Also, that looks like a prime speed trap area with the low speed limit and the downhill grade.
I don't know how to answer this. The manufacturer has given us choice to individually change settings whatever each of us likes. I don't know why you take something for granted ones and for all.

Absolutely precise observation of you. Down there often times they have been making traps. That's why this sign is a little dangerous for someone cocky who believed that sign had been behind and that's it. Bunch of customers down there or candidates for debts to the National Revenue Agency. :)

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Yes, I get the safety aspect, but the distance of the low speed limit is indeed way too long. Much better is it is a gradual 90 - 80 - 70 - 50, or something similar...
Well, that's the rational suggestion and I am with you. But everything is the way this 50 PSL sign illustrates here. If it wasn't this way, we would have never bought RDs, right. :) What's more it is one of the main reasons I have been running detectors for years.

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I don't know how to answer this. The manufacturer has given us choice to individually change settings whatever each of us likes. I don't know why you take something for granted ones and for all.
I just use alert tone 3 for Ka on my Uniden and most other people do as well, so it’s so ingrained into me both from listening to my own unit and from watching others’ videos that it would greatly confuse me to switch. I didn’t intend to imply there’s anything wrong with the way you’ve set it - of course any alert tone is equally effective, and all that matters is that it makes sense to you.
 
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@Godowsky17, I see very well why you feel confused when listening to it. But as I explained before I just like this tone for my K band that is most common here. Everything is so subjective though. I just don't care which tone is but this keeps me most in tension LOL Could think about changing it in some period of time but for the time being I have so much gotten used to it. Ka is rare here compared to US.
 

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@Godowsky17, I see very well why you feel confused when listening to it. But as I explained before I just like this tone for my K band that is most common here. Everything is so subjective though. I just don't care which tone is but this keeps me most in tension LOL Could think about changing it in some period of time but for the time being I have so much gotten used to it. Ka is rare here compared to US.
If Ka is rare in your area, that certainly sounds like a good reason to use the more urgent alert sound for K instead.
 
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